Thursday, 31 July 2014

Keep Your Cool (when it's not so cool...)

  August is just around the corner, and lately here in the UK it has been painfully humid. That is me being dramatic by the way, I appreciate we have a very cool climate; however I am simply not used to this sticky heat. I enjoy being fresh and keeping cool... 

 There are many products and tips out there that will enable you to do just that. I have compiled a list of some of my favourite items for this humid heat! They are also perfect if you are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere exotic soon...

L'occitane Hyrdra Vital Face Mist, 50ml, £12. 
"The Angelica Hydra Vital Face Mist instantly refreshes and hydrates the skin at any moment of the day: in the city, on an airplane, at the beach, or after exercising. "

Hats are definitely in. Look glamorous in this floppy, straw hat Topshop is offering. Imagine sipping a cocktail on the beach wearing this beauty! 

Plait band straw floppy hat, Topshop, £25.

Keep hydrated! Volvic Juiced, RRP £0.99p 500ml. Available at most leading supermarkets. 

Replenish your Electrolytes with citrus and water. This is a vital part of keeping healthy in the heat.

Keep cool in gorgeous light, floaty clothing. This sundress does the job perfectly. Available at ASOS, this Aztec Anicaml Sundress comes in at a purse friendly £25.

Protect your skin! 

Korres Walnut & Coconut Face & Body Suntan Oil SPF 20

This suntan oil will MAKE you want to put it on, believe me. Sun protection can be a bit of a chore, and the worst kind are the white thick textured ones that take ages to sink in. This product has changed all that fuss however. It's as luxurious as a suntan oil can get. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Gelly Nail Effects!


 Summer is here. Well kind of, I do live in England so I can't really say much about summer. The sun was very kind for a few weeks last month... but sadly it seems to have disappeared. We have been promised a heatwave pretty soon though so I'm looking forward to that. I haven't even managed to get sunburn yet this year. I know how crazy that sounds, but usually a shock sun burn to a British person is a common occurrence. We don't usually expect hot weather, so we head out one random "alright" looking day- and voila. We are lobster red. Well, probably just me and my Irish skin.

Come on heatwave!

 One thing that does bring a bit of summer to my life however is brightly coloured nails. One thing I dislike about brightly coloured nails? Chips. I am slightly obsessive about chips in nail polish. One chip makes me dissolve my whole manicure with my toxic pink nail polish remover. Or, it sees me repeatedly topping up my colour and wasting time like no other. You know, you can't get much done when you are waiting on your nails to dry? As some say, it's the only time a lady is ever hopeless. ;) 

I love the idea of gelish polish- long lasting colour. But I hate the fact I can't do it myself and I find it hard to indulge in a day at the nail salon just for colour. I want it all, without the time and money. 

 Low and behold, I stumbled across "Gelly" by Barry M. 

 As I type this, I have the beautiful lilac shade of "Prickly Pear" staring back at me from my perfect, and still chip free nails. Each polish is a purse friendly £3.99. There are so many pretty shades to choose from, and it really does give that "gel" effect with long lasting coverage that I was after.

 I think next on my list is "Green Berry"...

Available in selected chemists as well!